Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Tech Lab Bulletin Boards

I am the proud owner of my 6th classroom in 7 years teaching! Although I'm more excited about this move than any of my previous because it is from the classroom into the technology lab to be the school's technology facilitator! The lab has been very boring in the past and I knew I couldn't stand to stare at the white walls all day, so I went on a quest to find some cool bulletin board ideas. After scouring Pinterest and several other websites, I found several that I liked but knew I could make my own!

Click here to see Laura's websites board.
My version:
I plan to switch out the websites regularly so the kids don't get bored. Went to Wal-Mart to buy a fishing net and found the cloth in the fabric area! Had planned to just use fish cutouts like Laura but fell in love with the cloth. It's a little busy but I love it!

Click here to see Megan's keyboard.
My version:
I wanted the keys to be color coordinated to match the fingers you use to type (see the hands in the corners). I wasn't going to make this one and tried to talk myself out of it several times but just couldn't figure out what else to put on the big bulletin board. I'm so glad I made it! I'm very happy with how it turned out. I lost almost a whole day of my life, but it was worth it in the end. Shortly after I got it on the wall, someone pointed out a mistake. Do you see it?

Click here to see Nicole's Net SMART board.
My version:
OK... Nicole's is cuter than mine, but I can't draw. Plus by the time I finished the keyboard, I was just slapping stuff up on the wall. If know both pics are hard to read but the information came from Net Smartz Kids.

I am still working on a few more bulletin board and I have a word wall up too. Anything else definitely need to be in a computer lab?
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